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Lean pop or only runs on back cylinder and front back fires

I rebuild the carbs over a year ago from sitting for 6 months and it ran ok a little pop on rev and decelleration. Then 6 months later i had a problem where it only ran on 1 cylinder the rear and the front seemed to pop. so i rebuild them again. it still had a rough idle and popping. i ran it for about 30 minutes on the road and it still head a rough idle and lots of popping like it is lean popping. I have a 2005 v star 1100 classic. the fuel is fair. compression and spark good. A couple of thoughts in my head is to check the tps, the carb sync, but i never touched the sync screw. can you give me some advice. pls

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    Edward Zammit May 11, 2010

    Did you clean the Carb jets well ? my 650 dragstar gave me hell to answer after 4yrs+ of not working the fuel inside the carbs gummed to everything !! My friend and I spent a week cleaning and polishing the insides of the carbs !!



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Exhaust 'pops' is generally caused by unburnt fuel igniting in the exhaust, air leaks can cause this too.
When you do any carb work its always best practice to check the carb balance and idle mixture settings.
What colour is the spark plug?

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